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NIH official finally admits taxpayers funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan — after years of denials

Posted on AllSides May 16th, 2024
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Jack Gruber-USA TODAY

It’s about time!

At long last, National Institutes of Health (NIH) principal deputy director Lawrence Tabak admitted to Congress Thursday that US taxpayers funded gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China in the months and years before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Asked by Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) whether an NIH grant to the Manhattan-based nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance supported the gain-of-function experiments, Tabak said, “If you’re speaking about the generic term, yes, we did.”

The response comes after more than four years of evasions from federal public health officials...

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https://nypost.com/2024/05/16/us-news/nih-director-admits-taxpayers-funded-gain-of-function-research-in-wuhan-four-years-after-covid-pandemic-began/

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